Fred Manfra


Fred Manfra

Fred Manfra is an American sportscaster, best known for radio and television broadcasts of the Baltimore Orioles, a major league baseball team. He has covered many other sports, including football, basketball, ice hockey, horse racing and the Olympics.

Biography

Early life and career

A Baltimore native, Manfra graduated from Patterson High School in 1964 and is now a member of the school's hall of fame. He began his broadcasting career at radio station KREL in Corona, California in the early 1970s, and gradually moved up through other jobs in Ventura, California (KBBQ-FM and KBBY-FM), Davenport, Iowa (KSTT-AM), Milwaukee (WRIT-AM), and Detroit (WWJ-AM). He also worked for the Associated Press radio sports network in Washington, D.C. before moving to New York City to begin a long stint with ABC network radio.

ABC Radio

Manfra worked for ABC for fifteen years, doing many weekend sports shows. He has handled varied assignments including the NBA Finals and All-Star Game (1985–91), Winter and Summer Olympic events, the NHL Stanley Cup Finals and All-Star Game (1991), the Breeder's Cup (2000–2002), and horse racing's triple crown races. He also broadcasted college football, USFL and arena football games, New York Knicks basketball, and boxing and wrestling events.

Return to Baltimore

Manfra returned to Baltimore and began his radio and television Orioles broadcasts in 1993. He works with Joe Angel on WHFS radio and Buck Martinez and Hall of Famer Jim Palmer on television.

Personal

Manfra and his wife reside in Fallston, Maryland, and have two grown daughters.

External links

* [http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/team/broadcasters.jsp?c_id=bal Biography of Fred Manfra] at mlb.com
* [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2889/is_n14_v32/ai_18346879 1996 interview of U.S. President Bill Clinton with Jon Miller and Fred Manfra]


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